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TOP VIDEO WINNERS : IAC 1991

Four award-winning video entries in the 1991 IAC International Film and Video Competition, premiered at movie 91, during the weekend March 15-17, 1991, at the Kennedy Hotel and the Shaw Theatre, London NW1.

1. HE LOVED LIGHT, FREEDOM AND ANIMALS
Afon Taf High School (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales)
On October 21, 1966, after several days of continuous heavy rain, Pontglas School, Aberfan, was engulfed in a sea of mud. The title is drawn from an inscription on a tombstone to Richard, one of the entombed children. Archive footage of the aftermath of the disaster is included in this setting of a poem by Mike Jenkins, which shows how the spirit of just one of the children (played by Stephen Watkins) lives on in our memories.
IAC International Award 1991

Visual
Col/b&w
6.mins


2. CHEESECAKE
St. Cuthbert's High School Video Club (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
A lad (Joseph Ridgeway Scargill) wandering through a graveyard comes across a painter at work. When the artist, Arnold Shuttleworth (David Habberjam), asks the boy his name, the answer is not at all what he expects. Before long, however, the two of them are composing lyrics for a tune composed many years previously on the East Side of New York. Screenplay by David Peffer.
BAVA Top Ten, Best Entry 1990/1991; IAC International Award 1991

Story
19.mins


3. NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF
Tim Jones (Kent)
Young Tom (Tom Barton), a much-cosseted and rather shy little boy, is left by his mum at a neighbour's house and, naturally, Katie (Katie Levette), being a little older, looks after him. She takes him to play in the park and introduces him to the 'dangers' of the resident Leopards, the Python Tree, the Toilet Demon and other nasties. . . Based on a short story by Jan Mark, written in 1977.
10-year-old Katie Levette's performance secured the LeHedan Acting Trophy for the video, (made by the maker of the award-winning 16mm film travelogue The Land That Never Melts).
IAC Daily Mail Trophy, Best Video, Best Acting Award 1991

Story
10.mins


4. HOLD YOUR BREATH AND KEEP YOUR KNEES TOGETHER
Huddersfield Video & Cine Club (Yorks)
The visiting speaker at the Video Club meeting finds it hard to get his talk started with so many interruptions. . . Club stalwarts will find more than a grain of truth in this delightful skit on a cine/video meeting-night. Directed by John Entwistle from a script he co-wrote with Roy Plum.
IAC Gold Seal, Humour Tankard 1991

Humour
7.mins


Total running time VHS 42 mins.

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